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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1966) 11(1): 66–81
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Salvage of a Windthrown Forest

B.H. Childs

During March, 1964, exceptionally violent north-west gales wrought havoc at Eyrewell State Forest on the Canterbury Plains. A forest geared to produce 2 million cu. ft a year was confronted overnight with the salvage of 40 million cu.ft of windthrown timber, mostly Pinus radiata between 32 years and 36 years old. Sales and production had immediately to be organized on a large scale to uplift as much timber as possible before it deteriorated.
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